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PBS
Nov 23, 2012 8:00pm PST
sympathetic to obama's housing policies. with europe, i think the best thing that the president could do is put some pressure on the international monetary fund to write down or write off or suspend interest charges on greek borrowing. if we can help greece solve its problems, we can start a domino effect of positive things in europe. pete: do you agree that there's a lot the president can do to improve the economy? >> i think there are some things and jim knows much better than i do. there's also a feeling in the white house that they have put the building blocks in place and can they get past this fiscal cliff moment? we're on a track to a better four years anyway. when you heard during the campaign mitt romney promise 12 million new jobs, you heard obama say we're going to have 12 million new jobs anyway these next four years, just based on where we are right now. without even additional stimulus or additional x factors that would goose the economy. pete: we always talk about new cabinet secretaries. would it change -- a change at the treasury department make much difference? >> everybod
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 8:00am PST
country. this hour president obama will speak live at the white house flanked by middle-class families whose household budgets depend on congress reaching a deal by january 1st. his latest effort to use his bully pulpit. nearby on capitol hill, both parties are meeting behind closed doors at this very minute. each side hashing out where they are willing to compromise and where they are drawing the line in the sand. >>> the other big story we're watching for you, a second round of sitdowns for united nations ambassador susan rice, who's in an all-out campaign of her own to face her critics. after three republicans issued blistering comments yesterday, this morning rice is meeting with republican senator susan collins of maine and in an hour is expected to meet with senator bob corker of tennessee. rice's harshest krit eks are still vowing to block her potential nomination as next secretary of state. >> i think everybody gets to, one, be nominated, and, two, go through the hearings and the debate and discussion. but right now i would be very hard-press hard-pressed. >> what they're sugin
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 9:00am PST
, everybody. [ applause ] >> appreciate it. >> that was president obama at the white house speaking about the bush-era tax cuts. he reiterated he has a pen and ready to sign a bill to extend the bill for middle class. joining us is sasha isenberg. there we have a picture of you. before i go to you, i want to bring this into our panel in new york for one quick second. governor rendell we were speaking during the break -- not during the break, over the president and saying to each other, this is -- >> we were listening. >> we're multitaskers. this playbook is dog erred. we have seen this tactic before and it was the same strategy the president used during the payroll tax cut down to the use of, you know, facebook pleas, the twitter hash tag i have a pen. >> the only thing that's new is a #my2k. >> it worked last time. >> it's what executives and politics who have the bully pulpit who can garner media attention can do and it's a very effective device. people are going to -- the congressmen are going to hear from a lot of their constituents saying why are you holding this up? this makes sense. ev
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 5:15pm EST
about 3.5 years of negotiations between the obama white house and the republicans in congress and the democrats. how they essentially tried to bring the federal government's financial house to some kind of order. the answer is they failed. we have a federal government whose financial house is in total disorder, total disarray. it is a historic problem. to try to put it in english, we have a trillion dollars of iou outstanding in the world. the negotiations, they agreed to raise what they call the debt ceiling, so the government can borrow a couple more trillion dollars. we are going to run it run out of that borrowing authority january or february of next year. they're going to have to go back and authorized congress for more trillions of dollars of borrowing. the republicans and lots of people in congress don't want to authorize that. so there is going to be a bloody negotiation, unless they can work a deal. in a sense, this is a book about the past, but it's about the present. it is about where we are going and what the country's future is. if you think about it i would argue that t
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 11:00am PST
other folks, however, then tire debate comes down to negotiations between president obama and house speaker boehner. specifically what can he sell to the house republican conference. they've been very stubborn in terms of moving toward any significant raising of tax rates in order to garner revenue. we heard plans that they really do see a way forward with the combination of spending cuts, closing tax loopholes. this so-called vagueness we do not know the specifics oup, they're saying, folks, support this. however, we're hear from a lot of house democrats that they don't want any type of deal like that, even some saying it's bet gore off the fiscal cliff than accept a deal that does not raise the tax rates. as much as you hear this talk it all comes to looking good through the republican house. we do not know yet. we know the staff's been working back and forthe. there's been all sorts of things floating around. to correlate for what the tax cuts would be for the rest of the decade. it's complicated stuff. both teams growing at it. i know they spoke over the thanksgiving holiday, bu
FOX News
Nov 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
hill. the white house and president obama will be making their case to regular americans this week. republican leaders say he should be negotiating, not campaigning. he's not the only politician planning a fiscal cliff road trip. we'll go to the white house and the fox report coming up in a bit. first, hours ago, more than 200,000 people crowded into the central square in cairo to call for an end to the new egyptian leader's regime. it was an enormous show of strength from the opposition that spent days blasting egypt he is new president, morsi. he upset just about everybody last week when he decided to give himself broad new powers that say his decisions don't need approval from any court. essentially he's above the law. really no different than a dictator. protests showed their across the country, some of them violent. street fighting this between demonstrators and police. president morsi tried to calm the criticism by promising to reserve his new powers for only the most important decisions. but that didn't appease the protesters. remember, just last week, the united states was
FOX News
Nov 21, 2012 12:00pm PST
. [♪...] >>trace: this is "studio b." the white house says president obama spoke with israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu and reiterated his commitment to the security of the jewish nation. we are told that president obama also praised his egyptian counterpart, president morsi to persuade militants leaders to grow to a cease-fire. it has been a critical test for the new islamist leader that balanced his relationship with hamas with long standing ties to the united states. it remains to be seen whether the truce will last. and now to the white house, ed, with regard to israel, president obama and prime minister binyamin netanyahu appe working very closely together. >>reporter: they have had tense relations before but the president needs to rely on the prime minister now. he is add the center of the situation, the last thing that president obama wants to do weeks before his second term begins is to have a full scale war going on in the middle east that evershadows the start of that second term. this is a full-scale national security crisis, not just for israel but a crisis for t
FOX Business
Nov 25, 2012 1:30am EST
nonsense? >> big brother is watching you, big brother is watching you through the obama white house, through the department of health and human services and transmit that to the job and also to your employer. i don't like it. i don't want big brother watching me and telling me how much to eat or when to walk or whether or not to smoke, i like to live my own life, and i'm a grownup. i had my mother telling me what to to eat when i'm a child, i'm done with that, i don't want mr. obama to be my mother. >> and i listen to my mommy and calls me and tells me to eat more veggies i will, but i draw the line there. julian, i think it's part of that social utopia coming out of washington these days, not only ultimately expensive, but takes away from personal liberties. it's one thing to try to pick winners and losers in the economy, but to decide on personal behavior just seems wrong in america. >> well, we incentivize behavior we think is good and disinvent advise. >> who is we? >> who is we? >> the government, the government constantly. so, the point here is i think price waterhouse cooper
NBC
Nov 29, 2012 4:30am PST
positively to comments from president obama and house speaker john boehner about the likelihood that congress will reach a budget deal to avoid that so-called year-end fiscal cliff. today we'll get data on unemployment claims, we'll get pending home sales and a revised estimate on third quarter gdp which may show the economy grew more than previously thought this summer. the dow jumped 106 points to 12,985 while the nasdaq was up nearly 24 points to 2991 on those positive comments. meantime small businesses hit it big on cyber monday. digital research firm big commerce says a surge in orders drove overall revenue for small chains and mom and pop stores up 25% over last year's cyber monday. the average order price was 8% higher. online shoppers bought so much stuff, local retailers were averaging about two orders per second. that's four times the normal daily rate. >>> you know, it seems as though every single day during the holiday season has its own title. small business saturday, cyber monday, now it's cyber week. i'm wondering if every day between now and christmas will get its ow
FOX News
Nov 26, 2012 9:00pm PST
days that this was a terror attack, except the obama white house. five sunday shows. the president two days later can't answer if it's a terrorist attack. call him out o on it, and it's race card, four more years. >> you can't color-code criticism. this is nothing to do with her skin color, susan rice. it's all about her competency. she misled the american people. that is what happened. americans want answers. those poor families of these american heroes who were killed, playing the race card that is totally taken that off the table and the debate has been shifted to someone's race when in fact it has nothing to do with race. >> sean: michael, i've known you a long time. we disagree on politics. you don't play the race card. in all the time i've known you, you're never come on this program and said something that is racial or accused republicans that you disagree with of having some type of racist motives. isn't there a danger in the strategy that, you know, the dog whistle strategy of msnbc commentators, for example? >> yes. it has nothing to do with race or gender. it's flat-out
FOX News
Nov 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
house says president obama called israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and egyptian president mohammed morsi today. the president thanked them for working out a cease-fire deal but also said it's important to keep working on a more durable solution. a live update from the white house coming up on "the fox report." well, tonight, witnesses say the only bullets flying in gaza are shots of celebration. crowds in cars froogd the streets of gaza city after the announcement. earlier today before the deal was done, there was new violence on both sides of the border. team fox coverage continues. david lee miller live in southern israel. david lee, it sounds like the cease-fire is holding at least for now. that's right. trace. it's a little more than five hours since the cease-fire got underway. it is quiet along the border except for the occasional southbound overhead of israeli drones. the scene there very different than hours ago when the cease-fire was announced. there was a barrage of rockets fired into israel. when it took effect, there was a heavy trickle if you will will of roc
Current
Nov 29, 2012 3:00am PST
pointed out it's passed the senate. get it through the house. he's got his pen ready to go. >> obama: democrats in the house are ready to vote for that same bill today. if we can get a few house republicans to agree as well, i'll sign this bill as soon as congress sends it my way. i gotta repeat, i've got a pen. i'm ready to sign it. >> bill: he held up his pen. i've got a pen. he says a few house republicans that's right, you don't need that many but you need to bring it up for a vote. boehner won't do it. why won't boehner do it because boehner says that still says -- he's just dead ass wrong he still says that raising taxes on the wealthiest of americans on the 2% would cost -- would kill jobs and kill the economy and we know from the eight years under bill clinton proven just the opposite. in the eight years under george bush proven when you do give tax cuts to the rich, the economy doesn't soar, it sinks. president obama finally part of their campaign yesterday always very clever. obama operation. they came up with a way for all americans to be able to sound off on this issue. h
FOX
Nov 29, 2012 4:00am PST
deals will happen. in today's cover story, president obama opens the white house doors to small business owners. stick around for the inside scoup. plus, will it be in or out for groupon's founder? and, why one trader is buying costco in bulk. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's thursday, november 29th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: the president obama / congressman boehner bounce: after struggling through the first half of the session, the dow made a triple-digit turnaround, going from red to green on upbeat budget comments from washington. gold took a hit, while oil slipped a bit. regulators are pushing off the final draft of the volcker rule into next year. the rule limits the ability of banks to trade stocks, options, commodities, and more. aaa predicts gas prices for the year 2012 will be the most expensive ever. the national average is $3.63 per gallon, topping $3.51 in 2011. the current price is $3.41, down a penny in the past week. mark sebastian of option pit men
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2012 12:00pm PST
lautenberg, a fellow democrat if necessary, but not for governor. look for the obama white house to keep its distance from next year's governor's race. before sandy new jersey democrats talked of a re-elected obama returning to the state in 2013 to promote their gubernatorial candidate. now the white house is grateful to christie. since obama won't be running again in 2016 it's not likely they feel threatened by his ambition. obama won't be saving new jersey democrats next year either.
FOX Business
Nov 27, 2012 7:00pm EST
white house correspondent. >> and sure he does. lou: all the best of luck. president obama taking his fiscal cliff proposals to the campaign trail. stay tuned. we will find out. the negotiating table is next. this family used capital one venture mes to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use... sadly, their brother's white christma just got "blacked out." [ brother ] but it's the family party! really jingles your bells, doesn't it? my gift to you! the capital one venture card! for any flight, any time! hat's double miles you can actually e! how illinating. hat's in your wallet? let me guess, am i on the naughty list again? ho ho ho! ♪ lou: joining me now, the "a-team," former prosecutor, fox news legal analyst, former clinton adviser, columnist, former rnc spokesperson me. gadhafi will hear. have to start with you. he said to figure out what's going on the republican party. it seems that a few other folks, as saying that a great job standing up for him. announcing anything. i'm just asking questions. is this a status quo position for the republican party
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 1:00am PST
amazing to me. this is from politico.com today. "president obama made a demand of house speaker john boehner near the end of their first meeting on the fiscal cliff earlier this month. raise the debt limit before year's end. boehner's response, there was a price for everything." a year after congressional republicans forced the downgrade of the u.s. credit rating, they are gearing up to do it all over again. speaker boehner told obama at the white house that the debt ceiling is "my leverage." despite having direct experience of how this plays out, despite using the debt ceiling as a bargaining chip last year and know what that did to the country, john boehner says he sees doing it again this year as his leverage. >> i'm the most reasonable, responsible person here in washington. the president know this. >> and i will destroy the american economy single handedly unless you give me something that i want. i will tank this nation's economy. thus wiping away tens of billions of dollars of american wealth by my own decision unless you give me what i want. because i'm the most reasonable ma
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 2:00am PST
romney heads to the white house. president obama is hosting his campaign rival at a private lunch. no reporters will be allowed in. it is the seventh time the two men have met face-to-face. it's going to be the first time since the election. there are no details on the meeting. in his victory speech, president obama said he hoped to speak with romney about how to move the country forward. >>> despite another rough day of meetings with republican senators, u.n. ambassador susan rice received a new vote of confidence. this time from the president and secretary of state hillary clinton. the president called rice extraordinary during a cabinet meeting she attended. clinton led a round of applause for rice who is considered to be a front-runner to be nominated as clinton's successor. a point later touched on during a news conference. >> susan rice has done a great job as our ambassador to the united nations and, of course, this decision about my successor is up to the president. i'm very happy he has the opportunity with a second term to make a decision. >> but on capitol hill, tenness
CNBC
Nov 28, 2012 4:00pm EST
president obama at the white house. that pow wow kicking off within the hour. >>> also ahead, this important story -- >> i plan to go to law school of a i graduated. looks like my folks won't have enough money to put me through college. >> well, the world needs ditch diggers too. >> student loan debt nears the $1 trillion mark. that's right. $1 trillion. new evidence college may not be worth it after all. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. >>> another retailer declaring a special dividend. let's send it over to kayla for a quick market flash. >> that retailer is guess. that dividend came amid a lackluster quarter for the company. it beat on the top line but missed on the bottom line. it lowered guidance for next year and said store sales were down. look at the stock. up 3% after hours on $1.20 per sh
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 10:00pm PST
congressman tom cole lead the what could be called the pro obama wing of the house republicans and solve this tax problem for the republican party. joining me now are msnbc's krystal ball and ryan grimm. krystal, that house of representatives is a soviet style institution. the leadership has those people locked in, especially the traditionalists, the loyal soldiers like cole. boehner needs him saying this and that's why he hasn't shut him down. this is the biggest step they have made yet toward the president. >> yeah, i think that's right and frankly, their position is untenable because it put them in a very difficult position of saying look, let's all agree that we want to keep the rates where they are for the middle class and we can talk about this other piece. how can you defend holding hostage the middle class tax cuts? so i think you're right. tom cole not only needs to signal that republicans are reasonable, that they want to make the president, he has to start setting expectations with his base that they're going to have to compromise and john boehner has been sort o the image of the g
NBC
Nov 29, 2012 4:00am PST
michelle obama has unveiled this year's holiday decorations at the white house, which featured 54 christmas trees and a 300-pound gingerbread white house, along with a statue of first dog bo. realistic looking, too. pretty nice. >>> all right. over to wall street where markets saw a boost. the dow opens today at 12,985 after rising 106 points yesterday. the s&p added ten. the nasdaq gained 23. >>> in tokyo, the nikkei was up 92 points, while in hong kong, the hang seng climbed 213. >>> so, more data is expected today on the holiday shopping season. chain stores will release november retail sales figures today. meanwhile, a new survey shows that most adults would postpone holiday shopping until january if it could save money. >>> and a different survey found that holiday parties are making a comeback with 83% of companies hosting an event this season. >>> researchers have tested the foam in 100 couches and 40% contain banned toxic chemicals that can cause cancer. >>> a recall has been ordered of a trampoline for safety reasons. it involves sports power parkside model trampolines so
CNN
Nov 29, 2012 2:00am PST
. >> lunch date for mitt romney, going to the white house to meet with president obama. >> making a run for it, a zebra and a pony. those are real pictures. welcome to "early start." this was sent to us yesterday. they said this is a serious and true story. i said no way. it is. john berman is hosting "starting point" at 7:00, it's now 5:00 a.m. in the east. first 33 days until we reach the fiscal cliff and things are heating up on capitol hill. tim geithner, the chief fiscal cliff negotiator will meet with congressional leaders in an effort to get talks moving. there's no time to waste because there may be 33 days to get a deal done, but congress breaks for the holiday. that happens in just 15 days. white house correspondent dan lothian is live from washington this morning. dan, that clock is ticking louder and louder what is the very latest? i hear there are one-on-one meetings happening today. >> that's right. these are the president himself not sitting down and talking with lawmakers, but timothy geithner will be on capitol hill and other senior level members of the administration t
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
the united states. at the white house today, senior obama administration officials met with liberal leaders and union officials. "the washington post" reports that one told him after the meeting, quote, would the white house go off the cliff if it's between that and compromising their core principles? i was left with the impression that they would. illinois democratic senator dick durbin spoke today at the liberal center for american progress where he said this about the possibility of going off the cliff which fears of this show know is is really more of a curb than a cliff. >> some have called let's go over the cliff and watch what happens. we know if we're not careful, it will in fact stop economic growth and hurt everyone through every income category, particularly those most vulnerable. >> what he did not say is he must not go off the cliff. because the cliff is president obama's and the congressional democrats leverage over republicans. if we do go off the cliff or the curb on january 1st, a republican nightmare will occur. all income tax rates will go up and defense spending
ABC
Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
president obama at the white house today. [ unintelligible ] president obama has called apple's ceo cook to get his input. nancy pelosi will be meeting with business leaders as well. >>> rayer nation, we want to see your team pride we invite to you e-mail fan photos to u report. we'll post the photos and show them on air during raiders day coming up december 6th when we will broadcast the game live from the coliseum at 5 p.m.. since we are not -- >> we'll see peyton manning in a broncos uniform >>> rain and wind hitting the bay area right now. here's a look at live doppler, meteorologist lisa argen is ahead with the areas seeing the most rain now and will see the most rain in the 8 to 9:00 hour. >>> the bay area city hit by a wall of mud a few weeks ahead the preparations to make sure the wet weather doesn't cause more of a another disaster. >> reporter: i'm katie marzullo in pacifica, rain has been coming and going the wind will not let up. i have a warning from the coast guard for >>> at 6:30 let's start by looking at the palm trees on the embarcadero and the flags, those winds ar
FOX
Nov 22, 2012 12:00pm PST
. >>> people serving overseas are also being remembered by president obama. the white house released a thanksgiving day message from the president. >> today we give thankses for blessings that are all too rare in this world. the ability to spend time with the ones we love. to say what we want, to woreship as we please, to know there are brave men and women defending our freedom around the globe and to look our children in the eye and tell them here in america no dream is too big if they are willing to work for it. >> yesterday the president and his family continued their thanksgiving tradition of serving others by volunteering at a washington, d.c. area food bank. >>> a woman from sacramento county is giving back in a big way this holiday season. helping american soldiers overseas. >> a lot of toothbrushes, toothpaste. >> lynn soto has a son serving in afghanistan. he told her the troops need things like baby wipes and sox, so she decided to collect items for christmas care packages and says the response is overwhelming. this saturday she plans to start filling the packages to send t
NBC
Nov 27, 2012 5:00am PST
appreciate it. good morning, scott. the white house says president obama called house speaker john boehner and senate majority leader harry reid over the effort to discuss efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff. that's the combination of tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect january 1st. the "washington post" reports that boehner plans to have some house republicans meet wither skin bowles. on wednesday president obama will meet with other top ceos. futures meantime are flat this morning, stocks slipping back on monday. the s&p 500 index snapping a five-day winning streak. investors continue to watch those budget talks in washington. meantime, we are expecting today to get some data on demand for durable goods, home prices and consumer confidence. the dow slipping back below 13k losing 42 points to 12,967. the nasdaq edging up nearly 10 to 2976. and i would do a campaign not to vote for marissa mayer for "time" person of the year. remember when we had the head of amazon on the cover of "time" back in 2000. i think there's a little jinx in that. a little like the si jinx. so don
FOX News
Nov 24, 2012 9:00am PST
that they control the house. obama's plan to keep the taxes low bush tax cuts and obama tax cuts. to keep it low. i think it should be agreed to right along the wape discuss whether or not the millionaires should pay the clin ribiton tax rates. millionaires themselves n and polls show they need to pay more taxes and percent of the americans believe they need more taxes and lowest tax necessary 80 years and we have a high deficit. they can afford to pay more. >> the fact is, many republicans are saying okay. we want to talk about taxes. let's also take a look at entitlements and speppeding cuts and so far, the white house hasn't put forward anything on paper that they are willing to discuss. >> that is one of the hardcore issues here. there is an idea coming from the democrats we are going to raise taxs and off set it by raising taxings. we have a staggering economy and unemployment and we'll hit 50 million americans on food stamps and no end for that number to constantly grow even as unemployment rates went down. we are adding to people on food stamps which doesn't make sense. how do
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 8:45am EST
own back channels and the obama white house with by -- vice-president biden. they found that they meet each other as information sources. i believe it was biden, this would not surprise any of you, that was leaking to eric cantor that the speaker was pursuing separate talks with obama during the so-called biden talks of which eric cantor was a part. this may cantor livid. he ultimately walked out of the stocks of mostly because of a the dynamic going on with banner, the of the excuse he gave was that he heard that the democrats to blow this up. as this sounds i'll this to you? >> well, the question i'm going to ask is probably childish. if you walked past the speaker's meaning an open window he would not hesitate to push him. >> actually, they have learned, for one thing, the speaker is a very even tempered man. the less the moment is absolutely right you tend not to be able to get ahead by declaring a mutiny. >> so there is a detente in essence between banner and cantor. >> yes. now, interestingly, working more or less in the middle is the majority whip, kevin mccarthy. mccarthy
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 9:00pm PST
up to do it all over again. speaker boehner told obama at the white house that the debt ceiling is "my leverage." despite having direct experience of how this plays out, despite using the debt ceiling as a bargaining chip last year and know whag that did to the country, john boehner says he sees doing it again this year as his leverage. >> i'm the most reasonable, responsible person here in washington. the president know this is. >> and i will destroy the american economy single handedly unless you give me something that i want. i will tank this nation's economy. thus wiping away tens of billions of dollars of american wealth by my own decision unless you give me what i want. because i'm the most reasonable man in washington. we can have disagreements on matters of policy. we can disagree on the tales we tell each other about how to get to the best outcomes for the country. we can even disagree about basic values about what kind of country we ought to be. but the thing you can generally assume about everybody who is in public service is that they are public servants. they want the
FOX
Nov 29, 2012 12:00pm PST
. >>> president obama sent two top economic advisors to capitol hill today. the white house and congressional leaders are trying to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that take effect if congress does not take action to stop them. going over the fiscal cliff could trigger a recession, some say. >>> mitt romney was at the white house earlier today for a lunch meeting with president obama. his invitation keeps the promise he made when he declared victory on election night to talk with the gop candidate about areas where they have common interests. the two were to talk over lunch in the white house private dining room. the president's press secretary said the president didn't have any particular agenda, and it was closed to the media. >>> out of service. we were hear when police tested this emergency phone. we'll show you what happened and tell you why this phone is just part of a larger problem. >>> more specifics on when the next storm arrives in your neighborhood and how much rain it will bring. >>> as the dump truck continued forward, it hit nine other vehicles, so 11
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2012 1:00am PST
and barack obama won ohio and another term in the white house, now in ohio that same republican secretary of state says that ohio should change the rules to divide up the state's electoral votes by congressional district. that would mean that ohio wouldn't be winner take all anymore. so a republican candidate could get electoral votes out of ohio. >> it would not be a winner-take-all state and you would not have another elections controversy about ohio because we wouldn't matter as much anymore. >> ohio leading the way forward by trying to not matter as much anymore. then, hey, who cares whether your citizens can vote in a reasonable amount of time if your state doesn't matter as much anymore. let them stand in line all day. republicans in another state won by barack obama this year want to change the rules in that state too. before the election this year, wisconsin republicans tried to require photo i.d. in order to vote. they failed at that. then president obama won wisconsin and another term in the white house. now the republican governor of wisconsin scott walker wants to tr
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 4:00pm PST
barack obama now have a mandate? >> i don't think so because they also re-elected the house republicans. so whether people intend it or not, we have divided government. >> so you don't think there's a mandate here? >> i don't because then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. see, i think the ideas we talked about, i think they're popular ideas. >> anyway, it turns out paul ryan is wrong. when you look at the raw vote, voters cast about 400,000 votes more for house democrats than for republicans, and with votes still being counted, as rick said, that's expected to go to a million vote majority. my question is why are they getting into this whole thing? when we have elections, i worked for tip o'neill, tip never came out and said but we have a 40-seat majority in the house and we'll have a bigger one after reagan gets re-elected. the presidential election is where the mandate goes. >> first, i agree with rick that this began with bill clinton, the sense of no legitimacy to a democratic president. that's where it started. that's where it's
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 9:00am PST
their share. as the obama campaign and obama white house, do you think they have found the right balance on messaging about their millionaire friends who are willing to pay more? >> they're certainly more successful than they were during the debt negotiations in the summer of 2011. some democrats are saying, it's okay, we can go over the fiscal cliff, things will be easier for us that way. i'm not sure if that's true when you look at the president. the president has such a rare chance here. the debt ceiling crisis was the nadear of the obama administration. he had come to washington to unify the city and yet he couldn't get republicans and democrats to sit down and agree to a common sense agreement. he has the chance to do that now. there is a developing consensus to raise taxes in washington. that is so rare, it hasn't happened in decades. for the president, i think he has to make good on that opportunity. >> right. and you think the time is now. >> i just don't see how going -- first of all, more importantly going over the fiscal cliff could hurt a lot of americans. but i think
FOX Business
Nov 28, 2012 9:20am EST
, caterpillar among others at the white house today. and a lunch at the white house, obama and mitt romney. one person, maybe more could join the one% tonight. if it attacks on the poor, outrageous. stuart: $500 million, half a billion is the power ball back but tonighh. people are lining up to hand over ritter money. let's bring in the about.com guide to the u.s. economy. kimberly, i am going to give you -pmy opinion up front. i think the power ball and 0 other state lotteries are a lousy deal. point number one. you by $2 ticket you are immediately subject to 50% tax because $1 does not go to prizes but the state. .2. if you win, you're subject to another huge tax. i think it is a lousy deal. the best way of taxing poor people. i don't like it. you say? >> i hate disagreeing with you so much. stuart: go ahead. >> it canes my heart. it is not our tax. it is voluntary. so people can decide to do it or not decide to do it. one of the bad things about is is very bad odds. 1 seventy-five million to 1 of winning the lottery. people who win the lottery are -- play the lottery, that is their choi
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 8:00am PST
options presented to them reclearly with a return of president obama to the white house, or initiating mitt romney presidency, chose a return of president obama to the white house and therefore gave him a very clear mandate to hold the line on the question of entitlements there when it comes to talking about entitlements, or earned benefits as progressives like to refer to it, what is the way that the president and those on the left can look and also appear to the right to be willing to compromise? what can they put on the table, if anything? >> well, i just don't think that any of us think that it is a reasonable idea to over the course of the next week and a half, over the course of the holiday season, for the president and this congress, which is a lame duck congress, to engage in major entitlement reforms of programs that have helped to lift millions of americans out of poverty and that have been the basis of our safety net for the past 30 years. that's an unreasonable way to make policy in this country. i think what the president can do is talk about differences in terms of where
CNN
Nov 27, 2012 2:00am PST
, is that president obama did reach out to house speaker john boehner. he is the republican, the senate majority leader harry reid the democrat over the weekend, perhaps to try to jump-start the talks. as of now, as the house of representatives comes back today, as the senate came back yesterday, we're still very much in limbo on the fiscal cliff. >> here's something else we know. some major republicans have come out and they say that they don't feel bound by the americans for tax reform pledge. most recently we saw house majority leader eric cantor. do you believe more republicans will stick by this? >> what we're finding out right now zoraida is that there's a little bit of coming to jesus moment about how to fix the fiscal cliff. for republicans perhaps it is going to be higher taxes. for democrats there's going to have to be some changes to entitlement reform. but grover norquist has been really the person pushing this no tax pledge, has been on our airwaves. he's been talking a lot about it. let's hear what he had to say about republicans who might break the pledge. >> no pledge ta
KOFY
Nov 29, 2012 11:30am PST
. bush. >>> happening now president obama hosting republican mitt romney at the white house for a private lunch. romney arrived this morning walked into the west wing alone. it is the first meeting between the two since romney lost to president obama in the november election. that get together fulfills a promise president obama made during his election night victory speech. the white house says the president wants to talk about romney's ideas for making government more efficient. >>> lisa argen checks out where the showers are next. >>> we went all morning without airport delays now we have delays at sfo rain, wind gusts over 25 miles an hour. we are beginning to see the affects of a windy, rainy afternoon i'll dale when the next storm heads our way, how much rain, coming up. >> -- >>> actress lindsay lohan has >>> actress lindsay lohan has been realized again. people are stuck in very old d habits of using toothpaste to clean their denture. but dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply.
CNN
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
newsroom, president obama meets up with one-time rival mitt romney for lunch at white house. could a solution to the fiscal cliff be on the menu? live report from washington straight ahead. >> plus this -- stunning video out of syria, rebels cheer after a military helicopter is shot down. what does it mean for the united states? >>> drones. we know the military uses them. well, get ready for drones possibly buzzing your house. >>> and forget steroids. adderall is the new p.e.d. and four nfl players are suspended. >>> cup of joe, only one question left. something you would buy? >> no, not at all. >> "newsroom" starts now. >> good morning to you. thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we begin in washington today where president obama will play host to mitt romney this afternoon andn what could be one of the most anticipated meals in the nation's capital since thanksgiving. white house correspondent dan lothian joins me now. so, i don't know. i would love to be a fly on the wall. wouldn't you? >> no cameras allowed inside for this lunch. this is something the presiden
CNN
Nov 29, 2012 4:00am PST
obama visits mitt romney to the white house today and everyone is buzzing about it. could obama offer him a job? >> congratulations to someone. you just won the gdp of a small nation. not just one but two winning tickets in last night's record powerball drawing. we'll tell you where. >> and if they will be my best friend soon. we have a packed show. john ba, rasso, adam shif, rick warren, tom cole, connie and mary bono mack and steven holcomb. >> we have so many people coming up. it is thursday, november 2. "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. our starting point this morning, developments happening now in cairo. the u.s. embassy there is closed. no one is being allowed in or out as we speak. >> embassy officials say protesters are blocking the entrance and clashes are happening near nearby. reza sayah is nearby for us. what's happening? >> reporter: there is no indication protesters are targeting the u.s. em wibassy b it was closed as a precaution. these are protesters who clashed with police. these are the trouble-making elements, the teenagers, young men, t
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 12:00pm PST
of the list according to the white house immigration reform. president obama won more than two-thirds of the latino vote. the administration believes that should be a wake-up call for republicans to get on board with a bill about the border. a new abc news poll shows a majority of americans support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already on u.s. soil. is this issue finally fertile ground in washington? let's spin about it. i don't think we can eliminate or separate the immigration discussion from the drug war, which stretches across the united states and mexico. part of the immigration discussion and the drug war wrapped up in this fear of, you know, drugs, violence, poor folks participating and escaping from the drug war coming here. america is slowly moving against the war on drugs. it's kinld of amazing to see this movement. we see colorado and washington creating a very liberal open policy, california striking down their three-strikes law. that says let's not have nonviolent drug offenders go away to jail for a long time. judges and police say this is a losing
CNBC
Nov 27, 2012 4:00am EST
abnormal. meanwhile the white house says president obama called house speaker john boehner and harry reid this weekend for avoid efforts on fiscal cliff. on wednesday president obama will seek more input from top ceos, including gold man's lloyd blankfein and caterpillar's doug owner hill man. a number will travel to washington to try to reach a deficit cutting deal as part of the fix the debt campaign. so all things fiscal cliff still pre-dominate. we have a time clock that's quickly running out. how important is it that we get an agreement before the end of the year? >> this is like the debt ceiling argument. people got into a panic. that's something we even imposed on ourselves to decide that the debt shouldn't go too high. so it's not a bad thing. same with the fiscal cliff. what are we saying with the fiscal cliff? we're saying the economy might be revealed to be what it's actually doing because we'll take away the artificial supports because we think it's held any enough now to maybe after itself. that might entail a step drop because at the moment we're giving these tax breaks
SFGTV2
Nov 25, 2012 7:30pm PST
to make note of that. the reestablishment of the white house initiative by president obama was another accomplishment. president obama's cabinets has dr. steven chu. the very first asian-american -- as ambassador to the republic of china. we have a lot of accomplishments. it was not that accident, my friends. everyone of you know that you work hard. all these things are done on purpose. i want to let you know that we also can boast twice as many asian-americans on federal benches. those of us to understand the impact of the supreme court and what it can do or on june, we know that having asian-americans on the federal bench is a line up for appointments to the supreme court. thank you very much for this opportunity. i want to say that silicon valley is the birthplace of high-tech. silicon valley is the birthplace of norm. five minutes? thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, congressmen. we would have extended the five minutes if we got a karaoke's song. >> this event would have not been possible by the financial contributions of our sponsors. we want to thank chevron cor
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 1:00am PST
for president obama. this is the latest in a long line of efforts on the part of the obama white house to organize americans, to bring a grassroots campaign style efforts to bear on a policy debate. this not the first time the obama administration has done this. in fact, this isn't even a new thing for president's broadly speaking. president obama did not invent this strategy of trying to get his way on policy. remember george w. bush after he was reelected. george w. bush took off an a tour of the country at the start of his second term. what president bush was barn storming the country with to call americans to action about was his idea we should privatize social security. >> i like going around the country. i am going to keep telling people we've got a problem until it sinks in. >> it did not sink in and we did not turn social security over to wall street the way president bush suggested. that is less a caution for the current president, that president's broadly speaking shouldn't try to involve their public in their policy causes. it seems less a caution for president's broad
ABC
Nov 29, 2012 11:00am PST
president obama hosting republican mitt romney at the white house for a private lunch. romney arrived this morning walked into the west wing alone. it is the first meeting between the two since romney lost to president obama in the november election. that get together fulfills a promise president obama made during his election night victory speech. the white house says the president wants to talk about romney's ideas for making government more efficient. >>> lisa argen checks out where the showers are next. >>> we went all morning without airport delays now we have delays at sfo rain, wind gusts over 25 miles an hour. we are beginning to see the affects of a windy, rainy afternoon i'll dale when the next storm heads our way, how much rain, coming up. >> -- >>> actress lindsay lohan has been realized again. latest incident that sent her to jail overnight. >>> a film based on the shooting death of oscar grant will premiere at the sundance film festival the movie is selected to compete for best dramatic film in utah next week. it is expected to cover the shooting of the unarmed oakland m
KICU
Nov 28, 2012 11:30pm PST
long. >>> first lady michelle obama unveiled the white house christmas decorations today and she said this year's theme is joy for all. >> the joy of giving and service to others. the joy of sharing our blessings with one another and the joy of welcoming our friends and families into our homes over the next several weeks. >> the guests were military families and their children. this year the white house has 54 christmas trees. the largest tree features decorations made by children who's parents are stationed over seas. >> if we're luck enough to be able to (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> the tug of war over same sex marriage in california may be resolved in the next few days. the supreme court is about to determine the future of prop 8. we're live at city hall to find out what officials are doing to prepare in case same sex is legalized. >> a
FOX
Nov 28, 2012 10:00pm PST
watch. this rain sitting there that long. >>> first lady michelle obama unveiled the white house christmas decorations today and she said this year's theme is joy for all. >> the joy of giving and service to others. the joy of sharing our blessings with one another and the joy of welcoming our friends and families into our homes over the next several weeks. >> the guests were military families and their children. this year the white house has 54 christmas trees. the largest tree features decorations made by children who's parents are stationed over seas. >> if we're luck enough to be able to to start managing soon. >> san francisco is already planning. what the city is doing to be ready for a flood of same sex marriages. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know. to >>> the tug of war over same sex marriage in california may be resolved in the next few days. the
ABC
Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
obama is back at the white house after his whirlwind tour of asia. the reason the command in chief may not be too happy about the outcome of his trip. >>> 87 this the south bay san jose near hp pavillion the rain has picked up once again. you can see we have rain rolling across san jose heaviest near tully towards alum rock near blossom hill back towards campbell and los gatos. waves of light rain even drizzle for the rest of the morning commute as the system is stalled overtop of us, as we head towards noon, it is finally giving us its last chance of a shower then partly sunny this afternoon upper 50s at the coast, mid 60s for rest of us. >>> wet roads in marin county south 101 past civic center tail lights towards lincoln central san rafael, problem southbound 280 before 10 -- before 101 in the city that has cleared. good news in san francisco. just getting word there's a 10 to 15 minute delay on bart. another accident west 237 past lorenz expressway blocking a lane. westbound dumbarton toll, accident blocking a land of traffic. busy morning, lots of standing water please give yourse
FOX Business
Nov 26, 2012 11:00am EST
. ♪ dagen: president obama and house speaker john boehner talking about a solution to the fiscal cliff. this coming to us from our partners at the "wall street journal" this hour. connell: the discussion about whether or not to raise taxes. some talking about abandoning their pledge. we spoke earlier with grover norquist. >> for the last 20 years, they have all kept the pledge. just me, the pledge, however, in the tax issue are very, very powerful. connell: do you think they will keep it again? >> i think they will keep it again. connell: that brings us to the judge. judge andrew napolitano. >> my thoughts are that some republicans will cave and break their vow not to raise taxes and they will suffer the fate of george bush that did not have a second term because he broke his vow. they may think they may get reelected without the republican base, they can probably not get renominated without the republican base. they will be inviting primary challenges. in terms of the lawfulness, this is a public pledge. it is political not legal. the people who work for the government are permitted t
ABC
Nov 29, 2012 4:30am PST
fill a promise mr. obama made. the white house says there is no specific agenda, except the president would like to discuss romney's ideas for making government more efficient. >> treasury secretary geithner and white house aide neighbors head to capitol hill today for separate talks on the so-called fiscal cliff. they will discuss now to avert tax increases and spending cuts due to begin in january. >>> little progress in talks between the white house and house speaker boehner. >>> if you the past few days wishing you had -- california may be getting into the big game power ball played in 42 other states. lottery officials meet today expected to adopt regulations to join power ball on the heels of the staggering jackpot of 579 million dollars two winning tickets were drawn, sold in arizona and missouri. california retailers could begin selling the $2 tickets next year would it bring in 90 to 120 middles to help supplement education spending in -- million dollars to help supplement education in -- spending. >>> let's see if we are winners the weather race today. i think we are if you
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 7:00am PST
, president obama will make remarks at the white house surrounded by middle class americans who he says would see their taxes go up if congress can't make a deal. later he's hosting big business leaders to talk about ways to cut the deficit. joining me to talk about this, "washington post" political columnist day ma milbank and terence page. >> good morning. >> clarence, big development with tom cole breaking from his party and saying they should support an immediate extension of bush-era tax cuts for households earning less than $250,000. and then deal with the higher income tax breaks later. this is the key argument the president has been making. he says this has to get done. it is a sign the democrats' arguments are working? is tom cole an outlier among republicans? what's going on? >> it's a sign of the diversity in the republican party and that's something that president obama's team is trying to work on. they're trying to develop divisions and to break the logjam, the big showdown that's going on between speaker boehner and congress on one side and president obama and his tea
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 11:00am PST
obama himself. it's not like the white house is replete with people. make jack lou. i think there is a lot to be said for the white house and their position is going to be able to go through with tax cuts. you know, the middle-class tax cut's going to go through. the tax increases on the rich is going to go through. >> the president has the leverage. the gop accusing the white house of failing to put forward the specifics. are democrats saying we told you what to expect farce revenues, now tell us what you want. >> i think the democrats are really at this point just trying to play this game of chicken. i've just come from capitol hill just now. there was a press conference with harry reid and senator murray, senator schumer, senator durbin. i think what they're trying to do, this is a very high stakes game of chicken. they're trying to have the other side blink first and put out a detailed proposal they can then pick apart without having to do that first themselves. >> meanwhile we have republican congressman tom cole, one of the many on the right out front saying he's willing to bre
CBS
Nov 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
: white house officials say mr. obama is not interested in personally meeting with congressional republicans because those meetings did little to resolve the 2010 debt ceiling crisis. but when mr. obama later skipped congressional meetings and campaigned to extend the 2% payroll tax cut and maintain lower student loan interest rates, he won. the president is primarily focused on step one of this process-- winning the middle class tax cut debate. step two is being led by his treasury secretary jim geithner and liaison rob nabors. they are going to work with congress on spending cut and other fiscal cliff details. the first meeting will be tomorrow on the hill. >> pelley: major, president said today he thought all this could be done by christmas. why does he think so? >> reporter: because that is the big takeaway, scott, from the president's conversation on saturday with house speaker john boehner. the two agreed it was in foeryone's best interest to get a fiscal cliff deal sooner rather than later, both agreed to aim for one before christmas, but they also acknowledged, scott, it
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 11:00pm PST
obama had lost the popular vote and still won the white house, i think you would have had a very different reaction from obama, and i think that in the year 2000 if al gore had been able -- if the shoe had been on the other foot and gore had become president while bush got the popular vote, he would have responded differently, he would have acknowledged that, and he would have wanted to do something about it. that has to change at some point, and it's going to have to change after -- probably after both sides' oxen are gored. >> you think we're going to get a change in our constitution to make it a popular vote? >> you don't need it to be the constitution. but on this business of what would have happened if obama had lost the popular vote and still won the white house, i think you would have had a very different reaction from obama and i think in the year 2000 if al gore had been able -- if the shoe had been on the other foot and al gore became president while bush got the popular vote, he would have responded differently. he would have acknowledged that and he would have wanted
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 8:00am EST
houses should be sought, but all of this will occur only if a reelected barack obama can somehow find the unique temperament required to work with his administration to move to the center and discover ways to reach meaningful compromise with a congress willing to pass legislation this country so desperately needs. although it is not a subject of this paper, one can ask, will he be reelected? historically, rarely have presidents been reelected to a second term with popularity ratings in the 40% level, which is where obama rests. but so does romney. it is interesting to note that only three of 19 presidents elected to a second term had relatively less popularity ratings at the time of their re-election -- had relatively low popularity ratings at the time of their re-election. these were woodrow wilson, harry truman and george w. bush. these presidents experienced troubled or failed second terms. history aside, one cannot discount the possibility that obama would win not based on statistics like this, but because the electorate judges him the best alternative of the two candidates. succe
ABC
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
to the white house today. the meeting takes place between president obama and his former republican challenger. >>> trading underway on wall street now. here's a live look at the big board, the dow is up 48 points. investors closely monitoring lawmakers as they try to avert that fiscal cliff. you can see the dow up possibly optimism with secretary geithner meeting with senate leaders today. we give live to the new york stock ex >>> good thursday morning i'm meteorologist lisa argen. starting out with live doppler, wet roads in the north bay from cloverdale to clear lake it is very light rain but the showers are around from fremont into the south bay we are looking at very light returns this will be the case throughout much of the day today as we wait in anticipation for this next stronger storm system to head our way it to bring more rain, gusty winds and it will last through the overnight hours into tomorrow morning. this morning, through the afternoon light showers and a little break out there, with breezy winds. >>> 6:43. >> time to check with josh elliot for what is coming up on
CNN
Nov 29, 2012 1:00pm PST
when mitt romney had lunch with president obama over at the white house. and in the middle east, joy and flag waving because of an impending decision at the united nations. i'll ask israel's ambassador to the united states why he thinks -- why his country thinks the u.n.'s possibly interaction is a bad idea. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with today's hard words in the negotiations to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. that steep across the board spending cut and tax increase scheduled to hit in just 33 days. in a scathing assessment today, the speaker of the house john boehner says there's been no substantive progress on a deal. need to realize there can be no deal without tax rates going up for top earners. let's go live to our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. she's got more on the latest developments. tough talk from both sides, jessica. >> reporter: tough talk and some bright lines, wolf. on the same day that treasury secretary tim geithner went to capitol hill to meet with both democrats and republicans to talk about these negot
FOX News
Nov 26, 2012 12:00pm PST
house spokesman, jake carney, reports president obama spoke with the house speaker boehner and the senate majority leader harry reid over the weekend. still, concerns of the crisis and the european debt crisis sent stocks down but not precipitously but down. we are seeing signs of progress in washington, dc, with rare bipartisan consensus on raising taxes on the wealthy but they remain at odds over the specifics. in other words, exactly highway do you do it. and mike emanuel is live on capitol hill. the white house is expressing putting pressure on congress. >>reporter: a report on the impact if the bush tax cuts are not extended. the study says the typical middle class family will see taxes go up by $2,200 next year affecting businesses and retailers. the argument is the families will spend less and it will hurt the economy. >> you can see it across housing, and services, and things like paying for cell phone, groceries, durable goods, auto purchases. evidence like this is a reason why retailers are so concerned that congress has not yet extended the middle-class tax cuts. >>repor
FOX Business
Nov 26, 2012 1:00pm EST
. talks of the fiscal cliff trudging along, president obama and house speaker john boehner talking on the phone saturday. are we any closer to a deal? and it is a bird, it is a plane. nope. it is your social security number, it turns out more than just balloons in the sky at this year's macy's thanksgiving day parade. the crazy details of this one just ahead. can i help you? i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. ♪ [ male announcer ] they are a glowing example of what it means to be the best. and at this special time of year, they shine even brighter. come to the winter event and get the mercedes-benz you've always wished for, now for an exceptional price. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer lease a 2013 glk350 for $399 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. melissa: so, talk about raining on your parade, literally.
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 2:00pm EST
divided government. republican house, obama reelected, and a democrat majority in the senate enough republican votes to have -- to filibuster. we got the status quo. obama sometimes talks as if the status quo he got was the 2008 one. he won by several points against a war hero and got 256 democrats led by nancy pelosi in the senate and 60 democrats in the senate -- super majorities in both houses. i and others saw the likelihood the republicans will lose another three or four senate seats. there were no democrats we thought were -- might not come back then you had 2010. the republicans took the house with the rating -- with the reagan republican majority. which is not much more than gingrich had. and strengthened in the senate, and not to filibuster on anything he wanted to. and a weakened president because people voted against him based on his agenda today. what the democrats and republicans each hoped out of 2012 was, republicans thought they would finish this off and we did a straight line from 2008 to 2010 and now in 2012 we win the presidency and the senate. democrats thought t
FOX News
Nov 26, 2012 4:00pm PST
not good enough. aides say president obama spoke with the house speaker john boehner and the senate majority leader harry reid over the weekend. and the president is confident they can work out some sort of agreement. mike emanuel on fox top story live in the d.c. newsroom tonight. mike, it looks like some republicans are changing their tunes. >> shep, republicans say they favor both major spending cuts and additional revenue from tax reform with lower tax rates. the pledge you mentioned is identified with americans for tax reforms grover norquist who has gotten many republicans to promise they won't vote to raise taxes. south carolina senator lindsey graham is pushing back saying capping deductions would help generate revenue. the top republic on the senate budget committee explained graham's position. >> he is conditioning any tax increase on fixing these programs, social security and medicare, particularly in making sure that they are sound for the future. so that's lindsey's position. and he has talked about accepting revenue to accomplish that goal. >> republicans continue sayi
NBC
Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
house with ceos. they met with president obama to discuss the fiscal cliff. the president is putting pressure on republicans to keep middle class americans from falling off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. but republicans are resisting any move that could end up raising taxes on the rich. we have the latest from washington. >> reporter: he says he wants a deal soon to cut spending but president obama is demanding republicans vote now to prevent the worst fall off the fiscal cliff, tax hikes on 98% of americans. >> the first job is to make sure tax on middle class families don't go up and since we all agree on this we should get that done. >> reporter: house democrats agree. >> if we can get a few house republicans to agree, as well, i will sign this bill. >> reporter: republican tom cole got on board. >> we all agree that we are not going to raise taxes on people that make less than $250,000. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner says no. once tax breaks get blocked democrats can go home for the holidays and on january 1 tax rates rise automatically for the top 2%. worried
Comedy Central
Nov 20, 2012 11:00pm PST
! that's coming frommed in your own house. and even the right's beloved super pac designed to do to obama what obama did to romney backfired. remember aidle son, las vegas billionaire? said he's give up to $100 million to help romney defeat the socialist obama? why did he have to give so much money? because he gave so much to gingrich in the primaries to defeat vulture capitalist romney, the half-hour bain attack ad was produced and distributed by romney sugar daddy sheldon aidle son. it wasn't murder. it was auto erotica asphyxiation. the highlight of fox's total melted down for me-- and there were a lot of highlights. i'm a bit of a connoisseur-- was to see where they ultimately landed. the place they could go to in their own minds to rationalize the utter destruction of bull ( bleep ) mountain. >> it was almost four years of division and class warfare. we need to hope and pray that the president understands now that, that policy is divisive, and that policy is destructive to the future of the united states. >> let's hope a lesson has been learned, and he surprises with us some moderati
CNBC
Nov 26, 2012 7:00pm EST
between president obama and house speaker john boehner so there hasn't been a lot of concrete progress, but there is total progress in terms of the mood that members take into this. over the weekend we heard republican senators, as you alluded to, larry, breaking the so-called grover norquist pledge against raising taxes and white house press secretary jay carney reacted positively. >> some of the comments you mentioned are welcome, and they represent what we hope is a difference in tone and approach to these problems and a recognition that a balanced approach to deficit reduction is the right approach. it's the one that's most beneficial for our economy. >> reporter: larry, what i would say is tax increases does not necessarily, despite the rhetoric on both sides, and especially from democrats, does not necessarily have to mean increases in tax rates. it is possible, if you look at the estate tax, if you look at the treatment of dividends, capital gains and carried interest and take a look at loopholes and deductions to raise a significant amount of revenue from people at the top with
Current
Nov 27, 2012 3:00am PST
obama met with the heads of both the house and the senate before the thanksgiving recess. and the group called for a second meeting this week. a senate democratic aide said talks though in the last week have not been very productive. the fact that this second meeting has not been scheduled yet could be a sign that congress is not making as much progress as it had hoped. we are hearing some republican lawmakers saying they are willing to break with grover norquist's pledge to never raise tax revenue. but they're still talking more about capping deductions and closing loopholes rather than raising actual tax rates. in order to reach a compromise, republicans will need to agree to some form of increased tax revenue and to convince them to do that, the democrats will likely have to accept some deep cuts to entitlement programs like medicare and medicaid. there are just 35 days left until the end of the year but top lawmakers say they are still confident they can reach a compromise. democrats are saying the upcoming tax hikes and spending cuts are not really a fiscal cliff at all. but actual
FOX News
Nov 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
break bread at the white house. president obama hosting governor mitt romney a little lunch at 1600 tomorrow and that's just one of the reunions the republic presidential nominee has planned. plus the sitcom star who said you shouldn't be watching his filth of a show now suddenly is saying he is sorry. well, there was a lot of money involved now, wasn't there? this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. sharable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. get a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. that's right. so it's like i won. sure. oh my gosh i won!!! i won!!! [ male announcer ] get a $100 walmart gift card when you buy any android or windows 8 smartphone. through december 1st. from america's gift headquarters. walmart. >> shepard: stocks started slower but ended up big today on hopes that lawmakers co
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 2:30am PST
romney lunches at the white house as he and president obama sit down for the first time after the election. we'll kick this around with a "morning joe" crew. whether we come back here, we'll huddle around the water cooler where there is more evidence you can see just about anything in new york city. i'm proof. in this case, it's a pony and a streets. >> natalie wood was found dead today. los angeles county officials can only confirm the 43-year-old miss wood drowned by nothing further on the circumstances. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. buy now. save later. trust duracell to power their donated toys? duralock power preserve. it locks in powe
CNBC
Nov 28, 2012 3:00pm EST
nation's top business leaders set to meet president obama at the white house. there's a live shot of it. up next, we're joined by one ceo who says stop all the tax hike talk, we have a spending problem. that's what matters most. >>> plus, rising above the rhetoric. we hear from one republican who says the best way to fix the debt is to cut spending and raise taxes on the rich. >>> and later, don't look now, but the tax benefits from your 401(k) could be on the chopping block as part of a broad fiscal cliff deal. [ male announcer ] at scottrade, you won't just find us online, you'll also find us in person, with dedicated support teams at over 500 branches nationwide. so when you call or visit, you can ask for a name you know. because personal service starts with a real person. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our support teams are nearby, ready to help. it's no wonder so many investors are saying... all ] i'm with scottrade. olaf gets great rewards for his small business! pizza! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every da
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 12:00pm PST
going to happen between president obama and house speaker john boehner. it's a lot different animal than the senate gop conference. so that's the sort of bad news. while we hear a lot of this going forward and it seems to be pos tish, when you get down to the nitty-gritty and aides and those chose to president obama, there's not been a lot of movement on the taxive of what to do. republicans don't want to touch that. democrats want that. they feel they have a mandate from the election. that is the issue we said is going to be the linchpin for the last three months. it continues to be there. there is no movement on that. and until there's movement on how to come up with that type of revenue, 250 and above, we're going to keep having the same conversation about ongoing negotiations, talking points from both sides. >> luke russert getting down to the nitty-gritty. stephanie, let's get down to the markets. they put our chances of going over the cliff at about 5%. so why is the market freaking out? >> you know the market always wants to be a bull but it doesn't matter what side of the ai
FOX News
Nov 29, 2012 2:00am PST
the white house. president obama is looking forward to having a useful discussion with his former foe. he is also set to meet with congressman paul ryan. paul ryan will take place in the fiscal cliff meeting today with treasury tim geithner and house speaker john boehner. >> it may be your favorite spot for lounging around but your couch could be killing you. 85 percent of all couches in the united states contain potentially toxic chemicals according to a study published by the journal of environmental science and technology. most are treated with chemicals that are supposed to prevent fire. many of the chemicals have been banned because they can cause cancer among other problems. >> that is scary. the words husband and wife getting axed from marriage certificates in washington. they will likely be replaced with more gender neutral terms spouse a and spouse b. the same-sex marriage law takes effect december 6th. >> the video you have to see a zebra and tony captured on cell phone video running wild through the streets of staten island, new york. it happened during a busy morning commu
FOX
Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
victims in that incident were injured. >>> turning now to 607 at the white house, president barack obama meets with middle-class americans and with corporate ceos. he is pushing his ideas for a corporate cliff to renew middle- class tax cuts before they expire at the end of the year. coming up, how the white house is also using social media to rally public support for its position. >>> well 400,000 are watching it happen in washington and that's because of emergency federal unemployment benefits due to expire december 29th unless congress is due to expire. they are noticing the possible loss of benefits which are going into the mail this week. >>> 6:09 is the traffic and certainly could be an issue as we get some rain, let's check in with tara who is in for sal. >> people need to take it slow with the rain coming in. we have a map showing an accident on grant line road and this is sort of a slow stretch anyway so of course it is not helping the situation. up next we are looking at the bay bridge toll plaza and the metering lights are on so give yourself some extra time and that bong is e
FOX Business
Nov 20, 2012 7:00pm EST
house oversight committee tried to link the entire muslim video. october 16th obama called any suggestion he administration played politics offensive. october 26 fox news reported the annex was denied help on the same day paul abroad will give a speech suggesting the reason for the attack in benghazi there were a number of militia members prisoner and held at the annex several days. also reporters of the 26 at the consulate and more sensitive documents the fbi chose to leave there or missed altogether. general petraeus them paula bravo were interviewed as second time acknowledging bear a fair. the week of october 31st petraeus took classified trip to conduct his own review of the attack. on the first of november it released its timeline of events. remember another time lines were provided by the administration broke the incidentally the justice department informed the director of national intelligence they were investigating general petraeus then the white house is notified about the affair. november 8, the next day he meets the president and asks to resign. the pentagon releas
FOX
Nov 28, 2012 7:00am PST
president obama will host a private lunch at the white house with mitt romney. there's no word yet on what the two formal rivals will be talking about. but the white house e-mail says it's the first chance they've had to meet since the election. >>> the election may be over but president obama is campaigning again. as ktvu's alison burns reports, the president wants public support for his plan for the fiscal cliff crisis. >> reporter: dave, the president is meeting with ceos, including those who backed mitt romney and then he will meet with middle-class families. he's trying to sell the plans for the fiscal cliff, those that kick in at the end of the month. now, investors grow increasingly worried about whether congress should be able to avert the crisis. democrats and republics are deadlocked on a range of issue including the president's plan to raise taxes. republicans say the proud should quit campaigning. >> he's back on the campaign trail, presumably doing what we're all familiar with. >> so to suggestion that we should -- now that the election is over stop talking to them about
PBS
Nov 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
house today, president obama greeted the man who will soon lead the united states' neighbor to the south. >> this is a longstanding tradition. >> suarez: as cameras flashed the newly re-elected u.s. president met this afternoon with the newly elected president of of mexico. nieto who takes office saturday. >> mexico has become not simply an important bilateral partner but is today a very important multilateral, multinational leader on a whole range of issues from energy to climate change and we look forward to working with mexico not only on regional issues but also on global issues. >> we also share a very important vision, a vision of creating more jobs. we know this is very important not only for the american people but also for the mexican people. for both our nations. but not only that, we also have the opportunity to integrate north america to be participating in this part of the world. >> suarez: their most immediate challenge may be the surge of drug violence in recent years. outgoing mexican president calderon wage war on the cartels at a cost of 60,000 dead over six years. but
PBS
Nov 27, 2012 3:00pm PST
increases at the start of 2013. from the white house came word that president obama will try to build public pressure on congress to raise taxes on the wealthy and prevent tax hikes for everyone else. white house spokesman jay carney. >> well, the president believes very strongly that the american people matter in this debate. because this debate is about them. the question of whether or not taxes go up on 98% of american tax payers is a very important to ordinary americans. it is not just a matter for discussion between the president and the senate minority leader. or other congressional leaders. >> brown: to that end the president met privately today with small business owners. on friday he'll travel to the philadelphia area to speak further on the issue. not to be outdone, house republicans said they'll meet with small business owners and workers in their districts arguing against the president's plan. in the senate republican my ontario leader mitch mcconnell dismissed the president's new tactics. >> as we head into the fiscal cliff negotiations, my advice to the president would b
ABC
Nov 29, 2012 1:05am PST
the holiday season in at the white house. decorations include 54 live christmas trees. unveiled yesterday by first lady, michelle obama. thought i was looking in your living room, now, rob. >> does that look like a plastic tree. centerpiece is an outsized 300 pound gingerbread model of the white house sit it's in state dining room. mrs. obama helped the children of military families make holiday decorations and bo, the port g
KRON
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
the white house has yet to provide specifics on how president obama would curb the rapid growth on programs like medicare and medicaid. the president is insisting that taxes go up on families with incomes of $250,000 or more. >> police and released the names of two teenage girls were shot and killed during a violent weekend in oakland. 16 year-old barbie start chain and 15 year-old rock killed herself were shot to death around 6:00 sunday morning in east oakland. they had both been hit multiple times by gunfire. police have not determined a motive for the killings and they don't know why the girls were on the open street alone so early that morning. oakland police are asking for your help in finding the missing teenager. 16 year- old scion white walked away from a group home on college avenue. the staff followed her to an area on the international ave and 40 fifth avenue and then lost sight of her. she is considered at risk because of her diminished mental capacity which they said is that of a nine to 12 year- old child. >> to take its mass last night's power bald for a record $579
CNN
Nov 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
john boehner put obama care on the table. he says if we're serious about getting our financial house in order, obama care has to go. is he crazy? or crazy like a fox? let's go "out front." good evening, everyone. i'm aaron burnett. and "out front" tonight, cease-fire. 142 people were killed in gaz why and five in israel, egypt helped negotiate a temporary truce which took he fleeffect a at night in tel aviv. it was met with gunfire in the streets of gaza city. it is fragile. israeli defense forces say there are five rockets launched from gaza since the cease-fire went into effect. and prime minister benjamin netanyahu's statement was cautious. he said he was willing to give the egyptian cease-fire a chance before there is a need to use greater force. not exactly a ringing endorsement. here's the key thing, while the united states got involved with a visit from hillary clinton this deal was not brokered by the usa. >> this is a critical moment for the region. egypt's new government is assuming the responsibility and leadership that has long made this country a corner stone of regional
Current
Nov 28, 2012 3:00am PST
post" this morning you know this, of course from your perch at the white house obama launches p.r. effort on cliff. he's having these meetings with outside groups more than today. he's going on the road friday. mitch mcconnell is -- he's got his underpants in a snit over this thing. >> rather than sitting down with lawmakers of both parties and working out an agreement he's back on the campaign trail. presumably with the same old talking points that we're all quite familiar with. >> bill: so president obama instead should be sitting down with me and john boehner. >> me actually because the president talked to john boehner and harry reid over the weekend. they are the key people to talk with mitch mcconnell is not a key person to be talked with at this point. he may come in and cut a deal at the end, actually because i think he may be key later. but isn't it interesting the house republicans are launching their own p.r. blitz now. >> bill: they've announced they're going to do a series of meetings around the country with small business leaders whatever. and also with entrepreneurs
CNBC
Nov 26, 2012 1:00pm EST
one phone call over the weekend between president obama and house speaker john boehner. now i just heard from a white house official that tom done house, the head of the u.s. chamber, john engler, the head of the business u.s. roundtable are in the white house today meeting with staff. there hasn't been a lot of negotiating progress. i still think there is a generally optimistic mood this will get done but we have a lot of hard bargains between now and the end of the year. >> one of the sort of controversial men in the middle here has been grover norquist, one of the few guys in washington who goes by his own name, grover. his first name, i should say. there are reports that some republicans who signed his no tax hike pledge are backing away from him. in the "wall street journal" saturday, he said, no, nobody's backed off. what's the truth here? >> well, he's wrong about that. they are backing away from him. but i have to say, tyler, this is an issue that's much bigger than grover norquist pcht republican party has staked out tax issue for a long time. it is not because of one indi
CNN
Nov 25, 2012 8:00am PST
enthusiasm on the gop side to get obama out of the white house that you have to way these polls differently. >> this is what happens. if you cover a campaign, you even been in that position you receive's in the bum. you're surrounded by people who are voting your way, and wherever you go there are big crowds and it becomes very hard to look at any hard data that counter acts the feeling you have around you. >> how did we get into this whole sort of culture of prediction? i mean the media have always kind of given you a wink, a nod, a lean this way or that way. here's what's likely to happen. now you come out there and say mitt romney's going to win in a landslide and you hope you're right. >> it's more blatant than it used to be. all of it is geared toward who's going to win. >> you could say, the jets are going to win big on sunday. this is the democracy at stake. is it that the rewards are such that you've got be out there but stick your neck out and read the tea leaves? >> i think so. it's provideo cameraive and gets headlines. >> if it's not clear to me, the data would seem
MSNBC
Nov 24, 2012 7:00am PST
. first lady, michelle obama. after watching her every move, whether it was planting the white house garden or teaching us how to dougy. we have all become well-versed in the michelle obama of first ladyhood. it didn't follow the hillary clinton model putting her ivy league degrees behind promoting policy or the traditional model of first ladies who, let's face it, have tended not to move around so much. michelle obama has carved out a unique way of being first lady, simply being herself. remember her official white house photo. what you might most recall about it are, two things unlike any portrait of any first lady before and after. her left and right arms. welcome to the gun show. you will see something more remarkable. right there in the room with her looking out over her well-toned left shoulder is president obama thomas jefferson. by picking this back drop, the first lady also brought into the room another part of white house history where women like her were treated like property instead of people. there she stands on the other end of that timeline, a living rebuke to that his
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 1:00am EST
obama's but college liberals don't have a chance now that they have obama in the white house. it is a drag now going from college campuses there discourage. they don't know their slogan get romney in there and the approach testers will comeback. [laughter] with liberal health as well as affirmative action and clarence thomas has a beautiful quote on affirmative-action quote team frederick douglass. he was talking to a group of the abolitionist you always wonder what you will do with us. you're doing a bus has caused enough. leave it -- the busload to stand on our own 2 feet. please. >> all of the doing, they were higher not in tow the one requirement was removed removed, say the to fail families but to write as they come out of their role south they're doing better points great society kicked him. but they feel good about themselves and pushed on the other related costs and is called the. >> do not love liberals give away with this in a more. [applause] >> i am glad we made the choice to come. i am very, very concerned about the integrity and honesty i don't want to find out that somebody
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am EST
obama at the white house, including lloyd blankfein. >> both sides have acknowledge there had is revenue concessions and entitlement concessions. in fact if you listen to it, again, i'm not a master of the political art here, but i would say if you have these point of views in a business context, i would say a deal would be in reach. >> among our guests this morning, we have ron johnson. at the white house today, president obama will host mitt romney for a private lunch. it's their first meeting since the election. and this his victory speech, obama promised to engage with romney and consider his ideas. >> a lot of people didn't think the lunch would ever happen. >> interesting if he's going to be talking about ideas, mitt romney's idea had been to reach some sort of a cap on it 00 mem deductions. >> he would have just extended the bush tax cuts and then the other stuff would have been -- but if romney had been elected, whether bad long term to extend them, that's one thing, but he would have extended -- this is a weird argument to be having to have everything hinging on on the 2
FOX Business
Nov 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
. i'll give you my taken president obama promised a ban lobbyists from the white house. is crony capitalism only seems to be getting worse. all breakdown how he's upping his friends and costing taxpayers next gerri: electric cars. remember the dream? as the president's dream. listen to this. >> we can break our dependence on oil with biofuels and become the first country to have on million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. gerri: a million electra cars in the road. save the planet, save the gas. wait. somebody forgot to tell consumers. despite the tax credits, $7,500 to buy these models, just 18,000, just 18,000 were sold in 2011. we will have a million green cars on the road by 2067 or 55 years from now. incredible. where did we go wrong? it's easy. government got involved. but no good at picking what technologies regular americans are going to glom onto. the department of energy create amazons of the people was a guest driving to the mall? no. did the post office and vince skype so people could get in touch more inexpensively? no, they did not. breakthrough products were i
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